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Throwback Thursday – A Croatia Must: The Plitvice Lakes

September 16, 2015

The Plitvice Lakes are located in Croatia, just by the Bosnian border. It’s a national park with absolutely stunning scenery that makes you feel as though you are living in an actual painting. We rented a car and drove from Zadar, which takes around 2 hours, but there are also tourist buses who offer tours here from all the bigger cities in Croatia, so it’s fairly easy to get to one of Croatia’s most beautiful places. One fair warning though: no matter how hot it is by the coast, always bring a warm sweater to the lakes, because it does get really cold up in the mountains if you walk around in a top and shorts (I learned the hard way). And do memorize where you park the car because it can be hard to find again when the parking spaces fill up (Side note: my mom’s boyfriend was 100% sure that his car had been stolen until they realized they just looked in the wrong place).

The first time I was here was in 2005 and I was amazed by the greenery, the blue, clear lakes and the overall tranquility. So when I visited this part of Croatia again in 2013 with Jacob, I just had to show him how beautiful it was. Although pictures don’t really do this place justice, I still want to share some of them with you:

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Me. It may not look cold but I assure you that it was!

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Hello fishies!

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Blue lakes…

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My dad, who grew up in former Yugoslavia and often visited the lakes, said that when he was a child it was allowed to swim in these waters. What a dream!

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Waterfalls

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A small cave

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The two of us <3

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The Plitvice Lakes from above

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The big waterfall… 28 metres high.

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